The start of the $6.8 million Mass. Ave. Corridor Project is right around the corner.
The project, which is 80 percent federally funded, 20 percent state, will create two eastbound travel lanes on Mass. Ave. in East Arlington, from Pond Lane to the Cambridge city line, and one westbound lane, among other steps to increase pedestrian safety and beautify the area.
- Tuesday-Thursday, May 20-22: Informational flyers delivered to abutters (residents on Mass. Ave. in East Arlington and just off on side streets).
- Thursday, May 22: An Arlington Alert phone call on the project.
- Monday, May 26: Pre-construction activity.
- June: Construction begins with tree protection, erosion control and drainage work.
- Monday, June 16: The state Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting at 7 p.m. in the Thompson School gymatorium, 60 North Union St., on the project.
The state Department of Transportation selected the low bidder, J.H. Lynch and Sons, of Millbury, for the project. The projected is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.
Mass. Ave. and abutting side streets will remain open to traffic at all times during construction. Curbside parking will also be maintained on at least one side of the road.
The state Department of Transportation has hired Nathaniel Cabral-Curtis, of Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, as a community liaison for the project. His contact info is 617-482-7080 ext. 236 and email@example.com.For ongoing alerts, sign up for “East Arlington Mass. Ave. Rebuild” emails on the town’s website. The town also has a specific page for the project.